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    Default How to configure openSuse 11.1 purely for remote VNC access?

    I have an old PC on which I want to install openSuse 11.1. After install the PC will sit as a box minus any screen or keyboard. I aim to access it using VNC from another VISTA laptop.

    How should I configure the linux box to support this scenario?

    In otherwords I want to be able to switch on a Linux box that has no keyboard or screen, and then connect to it from a remote laptop using VNC?

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    Default Re: How to configure openSuse 11.1 purely for remote VNC acc

    That's not too hard to do. But first, there's an ongoing VNC bug in 11.0 and 11.1. Your approach depends a bit on which Desktop Environment you would like to have served from the headless machine. So which Desktop would you like to have served up?
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    What do you mean by which desktop? Please be aware that I'm a relative Linux newbie.

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    Default Re: How to configure openSuse 11.1 purely for remote VNC acc

    Quote Originally Posted by davout View Post
    What do you mean by which desktop? Please be aware that I'm a relative Linux newbie.
    Typically, one chooses either Gnome or KDE4 for their desktop, during the installation. One can also choose "other" (or something like that) where one can pick KDE3 (KDE-3.5.10) or Xfce or other desktops.

    vnc has some problems with KDE4, ... but KDE3 functions.

    I was using vnc with KDE3 (on openSUSE-11.1) to work on my mother's PC earlier today (her PC is in North America, and I am in Europe).

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    So are you saying that if I choose Gnome it will work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davout View Post
    So are you saying that if I choose Gnome it will work?
    No, ... you asked what was meant by a desktop. ... I noted their are different desktops, and Gnome is one of them.

    I use the KDE3 desktop. I do not use Gnome. I do not know much about Gnome and I can not answer questions that are related to the Gnome desktop.

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    Default Re: How to configure openSuse 11.1 purely for remote VNC acc

    So if I install openSuse 11.1 with KDE3, how do I configure the install to achieve what I'm after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davout View Post
    So if I install openSuse 11.1 with KDE3, how do I configure the install to achieve what I'm after?
    Post#3 in the following thread documents how I do this:
    VNC usage - openSUSE Forums

    I find this does not work with KDE4.

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    Is there any way to configure VNC on OpenSuse with KDE4.

    If not, is there any other Desktop Remote program that can achieve access to "headless" OpenSuse 11.2 KDE 4.3 machine from Vista

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